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Mrs. Shepherd from Lubbock TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


Help me give my students get the most out of learning using sensory items.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are special education students in a Title I school. Their disabilities cover a spectrum from autism, Down syndrome to various intellectual disabilities. We are a Title 1 school and many of our students get snack bags to take home on the weekend.

Sensory items help them to focus and complete their work.

Different tactile and visual aids assist them in focusing and give them alternate methods of completing their work and conveying what they have learned.

These students find such a sense of accomplishment when they can complete tasks that some people may take for granted. They are amazing and could teach people a thing or two about humility and determination.

My Project

Sensory items help students learn and retain information. Not all students learn the same and when there are learning disabilities, keeping them engaged is half the battle.

Sensory input and stimulation, aid them in learning, retaining, and recall.

Anything that will get their attention, keep their attention, and get them to give any output response is worth the investment.

Feeling sandpaper alphabets will give them stimulation and it will heighten their awareness to learn and retain the information. THey are intrigued with things they can put togethers, so assembling letters to learn the shapes of the letters, allow them to remember when writing the letter.

Mrs. Shepherd
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
2 Pack Midsize Magnetic Doodle Drawing Board Toy for Kids & Toddlers - Colorful Magnetic Etch Erasable A Sketch Writing Drawing Pad with Magic Pen Classic Gift for Boys Girls Birthday Holiday Party • Amazon Business $19.49 2 $38.98
Sandtastik Sparkling White Play Sand, 25 Pounds - 25.-LB-BOX-REG • Amazon Business $18.37 1 $18.37
LEEHUR Soft Water Beads for Kids Non-Toxic Sensory Play Toys Rainbow Mix Gel Jelly Growing Balls Spa Refill Vases Home Outdoor Party Decoration 9 Ounces • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Carson Dellosa Key Education Textured Touch and Trace: Numbers Manipulative (846013) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Amberetech Wooden Toys Hundred Board Montessori 1-100 Consecutive Numbers Wooden Educational Game for Kids with Storage Bag,Size 8.268.26inches • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
OVOY- Childrens Lacing Toy Learn-to-Tie - Shoe Preschool Tie-Up Shoe Threading Toy • Amazon Business $6.55 2 $13.10

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